Our Solar Thermal Technologies

We use non-imaging optics to concentrate sunlight year-round from a stationary position.

WCO leverages years of R&D and manufacturing expertise:

  • Low cost manufacturing

  • Non-imaging optics

  • Vacuum tube technology

Our patented solar thermal technology was developed and extensively tested for over 10 years at the University of California, Merced.

What makes us unique is our use of non-imaging optics which allows our patented solar thermal technology to concentrate sunlight year-round from a stationary position. This means no moving parts (except for a pump), reducing system complexity, cost, and enabling set-and-forget installs.

Technology Features:
  • Convert solar energy into heat, up to 200 °C
  • Year-round solar concentration from a stationary position
  • Efficient even in cold environments
  • No moving parts, low maintenance
  • Ground or roof mount
  • Permanent or mobile
  • Easy transport, and off-grid capable